On Mon, 8 May 2006 10:04:18 -0700, Martin R. Howell wrote:
> I have been at home expecting a FedEx delivery and, at one point, went to
> my door to check the mail and found a notice that FedEx had attempted a
> delivery and I was not at home. . .but I was. Not sure how they escaped my
> watchful eye to put the notice on my door. There was no knock. There was
> no doorbell.
That has happened to me as well, although I don't recall if it was FedEx or
another carrier. UPS has messed up so many deliveries I try to avoid them.
They once sent me a postcard telling me they couldn't deliver my package
because my address didn't exist (and they didn't tell the sender). They
once found someone with the same name in a town 30 miles away and gave my
package to him.
The only problem I've had with FedEx was once when I had my passport
returning from an embassy in Washington, DC where it'd been for a visa and
it didn't arrive before 10:30am as promised -- when I was leaving for the
airport in the afternoon. After a few frantic phone calls it showed up
with a good two hours to spare. Oh, there was one time I sent an overnight
letter via the Kinko's and it disappeared from the tracking system after
being picked up. After a few weeks they told me it was lost and reimbursed
me. Turns out it was delivered on time after all.
I now watch the tracking system with every package no matter who the
carrier is and call if anything doesn't look right. Not that the phone
help can do much most of the time.